Chinese teashop in Europe

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Chinese teashop in Europe

by gabriele » Nov 14th, '14, 17:46

During business trips, I have been a few times in a great teashop in Berne, Switzerland (http://www.laenggasstee.ch). Unfortunately I do not travel anymore in Switzerland and would like to find new teashop with same quality.
Do you know any European teashop selling top-quality Chinese tea? I am interested in whole-leaf tea only.

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Re: Chinese teashop in Europe

by gabriele » Nov 14th, '14, 17:48

Ups, this is not the right section for this post. I should have posted it in TEA & TEAWARE. :(

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Chinese teashop in Europe

by Chris418 » Nov 14th, '14, 19:09

Europe is quite large...
Im pretty sure theres good tea shop where you live.

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Re: Chinese teashop in Europe

by bob » Nov 14th, '14, 19:48

Sure, there are quite a few good shops with Chinese tea around. Here are a few that I use:

- http://pu-erhtea.com/ : mostly pu-erh, but also other kinds

- http://klasektea.cz/ : large selection

- http://wanlingteahouse.com : specializes in Tieguanyin

- http://cantonteaco.com : large selection, a bit pricy

- http://www.postcardteas.com : special selection, on my to-do list

There was also Essence of tea, but I think they moved to Malaysia...

But lately I'm trying to clear my stash and if I buy more tea I mostly buy it direct from China...

What kind of tea are you looking for?

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Re: Chinese teashop in Europe

by gabriele » Nov 15th, '14, 06:08

Thanks a lot bob.
I drink exclusively Chinese tea; not scented and not flavored. All kinds: white, green, yellow, oolong, black, pu'er.
The most important think for me is the quality. after having traveling a lot in China and tasted many teas my expectations are high.
I would never buy a Chinese tea for 5 euro/100 g; as it simply cannot be as good as I want it. So I search for selected shops, that do sell only tea of a certain range.

http://www.cantonteaco.com/ could suit me. They seem to offer a refined selection of teas, with an eye on quality.

http://www.postcardteas.com/ left also a good impression to me. For Oolong, and maybe some greens, could be even a better choise.

Is it oolong the tea in your picture?

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Re: Chinese teashop in Europe

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Re: Chinese teashop in Europe

by bob » Nov 30th, '14, 07:56

gabriele wrote:Is it oolong the tea in your picture?
Ooops, sorry for late reply...

If you are talking about my avatar image: yes, it is oolong. More precisely, it's Ba Xian Dancong from TeaHabitat. Fantastic tea, one of the best I tried so far. I think I still have a small packet stashed away somewhere...

Which Chinese teas are your most favorite ones?

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Re: Chinese teashop in Europe

by Chip » Nov 30th, '14, 13:38

Moving this topic to Tea General where it will be more at home.

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Re: Chinese teashop in Europe

by theroots » Dec 26th, '14, 12:25

gabriele wrote:http://www.postcardteas.com/ left also a good impression to me. For Oolong, and maybe some greens, could be even a better choise.
Postcardteas is really a great shop. Whenever you're in London you definitely should drop by! :)
Whenever you're in switzerland you should - as miig already mentioned - visit Shui Tang in Zurich as well. Together with Länggass-Tee it's one of the top tea shops here in switzerland.

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Re: Chinese teashop in Europe

by Mterpstra » Jan 23rd, '15, 11:14

Whenever you find yourself in the Netherlands:

http://www.theevansander.nl/
This is near the Hague. Owner is nice and will let you taste. Good selection

http://formocha.nl/
Didn't get to go there as it was closed when I was near. Hear good things though.

http://www.teasdelight.com/
small selection, but pretty decent. Prices are on the high side of things.

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by Muadeeb » Jan 30th, '15, 09:07

I had a great experience at Formocha a couple months ago. Friendly owner, lots of tastings and free samples, reasonable prices and great teas. Try her "unnamed oolong". The upstairs is pretty too.

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Re: Chinese teashop in Europe

by Bok » Feb 2nd, '15, 04:21

Regarding France, I’ve heard good things about La Maison des trois thés:
http://www.maisondestroisthes.com/

Avoid the rather famous Mariage Fréres, although they have a very large selection, they are mostly overprized.

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